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Top 5 Things to See & Do in Whitby

Whitby is famous for many things: it's a traditional seaside resort with Blue Flag beaches, and has some of the best fish and chips around. But there's so much more to it...

Born in Marton, as a young man explorer Captain James Cook lodged in a house on Whitby's Grape Lane during his seaman's apprenticeship. That very same house is now a fascinating museum dedicated to him, packed with stunning artifacts.

Kippered

Near the foot of the 199 steps leading to Whitby Abbey, you'll find a true Whitby institution. Fortune's Smokehouse, established in 1872. You'll struggle to find more delicious kippers anywhere, not to mention that they're award-winning! Kippers Whitby

It's Quicker By Rail...

A train journey over the magnificent North York Moors is an experience to remember - hop aboard the Esk Valley line, or the steam-powered North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Whitby Station.
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Explore Winding Street and the famous hidden yards guided by one of Whitby Walks costumed 'Storywalkers'. Most of the walk start/finish from the famous Whalebone Arch.
Whalebone Arch Whitby
 

Jet Set

Whitby jet - the 'black amber of the north' - has always been considered the best in the world. Take a walk up Church Street to browse the many jet shops, including W. Hammond and the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre, which has the last remaining authentic Victorian jet workshop.

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Plan Your Visit to Whitby

 
Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Pavilion

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

What's On In Whitby

What's On In Whitby

Events from
date event
Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby, Whitby
Wed 26 Apr Viceroy's House (12a) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Thu 27 Apr Beauty & The Beast (PG) at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Fri 28 Apr The Supersonic 70s Show - April at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Fri 28 Apr Tour de Yorkshire at Whitby Town, Whitby
Wed 3 May Whistle Down The Wind at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby
Thu 4 May Whistle Down The Wind at Whitby Pavilion, Whitby

Discover Events in Whitby

Captain Cook Museum

Kamchatka to Krakatoa: the Cook Voyages in Asia

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Sat 1 Apr - Sun 5 Nov 2017

It is not often realised that Captain Cook's ships sailed the length of the Asian coast from the icy coasts and smoking volcanoes of Kamchatka in Eastern Siberia, to the sleeping giant of Krakatoa in modern Indonesia.

Viceroy's House

Viceroy's House (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Running Time: 106 mins Rating: 12a Monday 24 April: 2.30pm Tuesday 25 April: 7.30pm Wednesday 26 April: 7.30pm

Beauty & Beast

Beauty & The Beast (PG)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Running Time: 123 mins Rating: PG Various Show Times

Supersonic 70s

The Supersonic 70s Show - April

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 28 Apr 2017

The ‘SUPERSONIC 70s Show’ - “The most explosive show in theatre land”

Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

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Fri 28 Apr 2017

For the third year in a row Scarborough will be an official host town for the Tour de Yorkshire when it returns in 2017.

Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

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Wed 3 May 2017

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company present (an amateur production by arrangement with Really Useful Group Ltd) Whistle Down The Wind.

Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 4 May 2017

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company present (an amateur production by arrangement with Really Useful Group Ltd) Whistle Down The Wind.

Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 5 May 2017

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company present (an amateur production by arrangement with Really Useful Group Ltd) Whistle Down The Wind.

Whistle Down The Wind

Whistle Down The Wind

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 6 May 2017

Whitby Area Musical Theatre Company present (an amateur production by arrangement with Really Useful Group Ltd) Whistle Down The Wind.

The Creedence Collection

The Creedence Collection

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 7 May 2017

Hopeless Romantics

Hopeless Romantics: Reform Theatre Company

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 8 May 2017

Reform Theatre presents The World Premiere of…Hopeless Romantics

Comedy Triple Bill

Comedy Triple Bill-Baroque Theatre Company

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 12 May 2017

We are delighted to welcome Baroque Theatre Company’s UK Tour to Whitby Pavilion as they present a comedy triple bill.

Ironstone Line Dancing Weekend

Ironstone Line Dancing Weekend 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 12 - Sun 14 May 2017

The Ironstone Line dance weekend is an annual event on the second weekend in May.

Some Enchanted Evening

Some Enchanted Evening

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Sat 13 May 2017

Don't miss out on this spectacular show, as a cast of the industries most talented professionals perform favourites from Broadway and West-End musicals.

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Funny Business

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

Saturday 27th-29th May: 7.30pm. This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Funny Business by Derek Benfield.

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Ladies' Day

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Sat 27 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

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Ladies' Day

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 28 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

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Ladies' Day

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 29 May 2017

This year’s Spring Bank Holiday play by Whitby Amateur Dramatic Society is Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Simon & Garfunkel - Through the Years

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and wonderful live performances by Bookends, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer and the unforgettable Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Cinderella

Cinderella: Vienna Festival Ballet

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 2 Jun 2017

Vienna Festival Ballet is proud to present the classic tale of Cinderella, one of the best-known rags-to-riches fairy tales of all time.

Whitby 60's Festival 2017

Whitby 60's Festival June 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 9 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

For the fan of sixties music there’s nowhere better than WHITBY LIVE Music Shows & Festival on North Yorkshire's magnificent east coast.

Flipside Rock & Roll Weekend 2017

Flipside Rock & Roll Weekend 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 16 - Sat 17 Jun 2017

The Flipside Rock 'n' Roll Weekender returns to Whitby Pavilion for its 8th annual Summer Weekender!

Whitby Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

Whitby Armed Forces Day 2017 will take place on Saturday 24th June on New Quay Road.

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast In a Day

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

An iconic route cycled by hundreds of people every year, usually over 4 or 5 days. What better way to tick off this iconic cycle than by doing it in one day?